Far beneath the roar of Route 1 in Trenton, there is another manmade highway that lies in stillness and darkness, unused and nearly forgotten for nearly 100 years. It is a section of the Delaware and Raritan Canal and in the last century it too was a great artery of commerce, dug with shovels and picks by thousands of men. Beyond this underground section, the rest of the canal is now beautiful parkland in the center of New Jersey. What started as the machine in the garden has become the garden in the machine.

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Diccon Hyatt is business editor of U.S. 1. He has worked for Community News since 2006 and was previously community editor of the Ewing Observer, the Hopewell Express, the Lawrence Gazette, and the Trenton Downtowner. From 2003 to 2006, he was a general assignment reporter for the Middletown Transcript in Middletown, Delaware. In 2002, he graduated from the University of Delaware, where he was features editor of the student newspaper, The Review. He has won numerous awards from the Maryland-Delaware D.C. Press Association and the Association of Free Community Newspapers for features, news, and opinion writing. He is married and lives in Marlton, NJ.